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Registered: ‎07-29-2010
Re: IRS Lien Removal
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Njoy wrote:

WOW!!! So you had two liens both of which were reporting as released. You sent the copies of the certificate of release to the IRS and they have completely withdrawn the liens...does this mean they no longer appear on your report? 


I am so excited about that I could scream! Congrats to you for being aggressive....I am the Courthouse in the AM!

Yes, but not quite. I got one of the liens withdrawn. The other lien was denied a withdrawal.


The IRS says that I didn't pay the amount due in full, and as such they will not grant a withdrawal. They say that the lien was released because the Statue of Limitations on the collection had expired. I am not sure how they are calculating that. The tax years on that lien are 1999, 2000, and 2001. The lien was filed in 2003, and released in 2008. Normally, the SOL on tax liens runs 10 years. I thought that my husband and I paid off all our tax debts, but I don't have the records any more. I am going to write a letter to the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate and see if I can plead my case with them.


I'm not sure if the lien that was withdrawn has been removed from my credit reports yet. I'm waiting another week to see if the documents get recorded at the county. After that, I'm going to fax a dispute to the CRAs and get that ball rolling.


If it doesn't work out, I'm not too worried. The lien should drop off 5/2013, and my bankruptcy drops off 9/2013.


Just got to hang in there, and find a credit card!